Reef•Basis SustainTM Iodine Supplement
Description: Iodine Supplement for Marine Aquariums
• Triple Sustained Release Iodine System for Marine Reefs
• Provides Continuous Iodine Levels For About a Week or More
• Allows corals to shield themselves from strong lighting and helps prevent coral bleaching
Reef•Basis – Sustain IodineTM is a unique, multicomponent iodine release system, designed to nourish organisms that require iodine. It is particularly useful for soft corals of all kinds, particularly xenia, as well as gorgonians, hard corals, tunicates, marine worms such as feather dusters, sponges, macroalgae, and crustaceans, particularly shrimp. Growth rates in xenia and gorgonians will likely improve with it’s use. It helps all corals and clams retain their coloration and shield against strong lighting. Reef•Basis – Sustain TM contains no gluconate or polygluconate.
Use in Aquarium Keeping:
Iodine, while present in better salt mixes, is rapidly removed through ozone, skimming, carbon and other filtration and used up by inhabitants. It is necessary, therefore, to supplement it for maximum invertebrate and algae health, particularly if you have strong lighting. If you are propagating corals, be sure to use Coral Exponential TM to provide naturally ratioed amino acids for accelerated tissue growth along with Reef•Basis Calcium TM, Magnesium, and Strontium to provide proper minerals for aragonite growth. Also, use Coral Elements•N TM to add vitamins and trace minerals specifically designed for corals. Continuum recommends that you maintain about .04 to .06 mg/l (ppm) iodide level in your aquarium, if measuring.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water 2 to 3 times per week for the first three weeks, then reduce the dosage to 1 capful per 100 gallons (half dosage) subsequently. Do not overdose!
Dosing through use of a totally separate drip system is a superior method of addition. Do not mix with any other products prior to addition. Since test kits will likely not read the timed release iodine in Sustain Iodine, it is recommended that you simply add the above amount to the doser. In other words, add 1 capful to the amount of solution that the doser will add in 2 to 4 days per 50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water. If you decide to test the iodine levels, it is recommended that you maintain from .04 to .06 ppm.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Contains potassium iodide, free iodine, and proprietary timed release iodine, if ingested, contact a poison control center immediately! If in eyes flush with water for 15 minutes, contact a poison control center.
The vision for Continuum Aquatics is to continue the quest of Jack Kent, long time hobbyist and aquarium products pioneer, for the most innovative and high quality aquarium products combined with excellence in customer service. Continuum products are innovative and cutting edge. Continuum manufactures nutritional supplements, vitamins and filtration media, as well as aquarium tools designed for use by the novice aquarist, and the most advanced hobbyist or maintenance company. Through Continuum, Jack has put his over 20 years of expertise in design and manufacturing of aquarium products for aquarium hobbyists and public aquariums into high quality new products that are available to and affordable by hobbyists.